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Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from India and from all over the world.  Indian students currently represent the third largest group of international students enrolled on postgraduate programmes at the University.

India Office

Our new India Office has recently opened in New Delhi and is a focal point of contact for Indian students interested in coming to Queen's. Its address is

Queen's University Belfast, India Office
1316, 13th Floor
Devika Tower
6-Nehru Place
New Delhi 110019

Tel: +91 11 40546760 Ext: 123

We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.

We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.

Find out more information about Queens' links to India, our partnerships, research links and key representatives at our dedicated India section>

Important information for applicants

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Undergraduate entry requirements

Students with the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's Bachelor degree programmes:

  • Three A levels
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
  • The Standard Indian XII (10+2) examinations from CBSE, CISCE or State Boards of Higher Secondary Education are acceptable for admission to our Bachelor degree programmes.

An average mark of 70 - 85% or higher in the Standard Indian XII Higher Secondary School certificates awarded by the central boards (CBSE, CISCE or a state board), or equivalent, with 75% or higher where subject requirements are stipulated (comparable with Grade B at A Level).

Typical offers (minimum overall average) for applicants with Standard XII would be as follows:

- 85% (comparable to AAB at A-Level)
- 80% (comparable to ABB at A-Level)
- 75% (comparable to BBB at A-Level)
- 70% (comparable to BBC at A Level)

Please note that a minimum grade of 75% or higher in key subjects will normally be required, where the Course Finder indicates subject-specific requirements.

To be considered for entry to Medicine or Dentistry, applicants should hold the Indian Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Grade XII with a minimum of 90% overall, including marks of at least 90% in Chemistry and Biology.

English Language Requirements

For admission to most Bachelor degree programmes (excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy), the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by one of the following Indian examination boards:

  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination) awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE
  • Indian School Certificate (Year 12) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

For further guidance, please consult our English language requirements page.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Entry to graduate diploma or taught masters programmes at Queen's University Belfast usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check the Postgraduate Course Finder for exact entry requirements. 

The comparable Indian qualifications are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

  • First Division Pass and a minimum final average of 60% (in the traditional system), or
  • CGPA 7.5 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 7.0 out of 10 if this equates to 'Good' in the institutional grading system, or
  • 4.0 out of 6.0/B/Good in the 6-point system

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

Successful completion of Bachelor degree with:

  • Second Division Pass and a minimum final average of 55% (in the traditional system), or
  • CGPA 7.0 out of 10 on the 10 point scale; or 6.0 - 6.5 out of 10 if this equates to 'Above Average' in the institutional grading system, or
  • 3.5 out of 6.0/C+/Average+ in the 6-point system

Please note that other important factors considered in the assessment of applications are performance in relevant modules at undergraduate level, and the number of attempts taken to achieve the final grade.

Where a CGPA system is used, the scoring system used by each institution will be taken into account and applications considered on an individual basis

Queen's University Admissions Office staff have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the UK entry requirement. Please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for programmes already completed and those currently being completed.

For those interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but who do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some degree programmes have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder). View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.


Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

Among them are GREAT Queen's University Belfast Scholarships, a total of 20 scholarships for well-qualified Indian students starting their studies at Queen's in September 2014.

A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Postgraduate Office website.

Representatives and overseas visits

International Officer (with responsibility for India)

T&A Consulting

Queen's University Belfast, India Office
1316, 13th Floor
Devika Tower
6-Nehru Place
New Delhi 11001

Tel: +91 11 40546760 Ext: 123


Queen’s Local Representatives in India

We work with the following representatives in India, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen's:

Study Overseas Ltd
Offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Vizag and Baroda, Pune, Chandigarth

Education Link
Offices in Delhi, Hyderabad, Baroda, Indore and Lucknow

Global Opportunities
Offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Batala, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedebad and Vizag

Offices in Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Pune, Surat, Vadodara and Vizag

The Combine Company
Offices in Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad

Counsellor Overseas Education
Offices in Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin and Hyderabad

Globe Ed
Offices in Kolkata

The Chopras
Offices in Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum, Vijayawada and Nepal

Career Track
Offices in Mumbai

SI-UK Delhi
Offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai

Canam Consultants

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurdaspur, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Mumbai Andheri West, Mumbai Mulund, New Delhi, Pathankot, Patiala, Vadodara and VV Nagar (Anand)

Career Track

Office in Mumbai

Dalimit Associates Pvt Ltd

Offices in Surat (Gujrat.), Navsari, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore


Office in Mumbai

Krishna Consultants

Offices in Chennai, Nashik, New Delhi and Raipur

Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.

The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.

Upcoming events

For details of upcoming events and locations where you can meet with an International Officer from Queen’s, please email


Research Collaborations

Strategic Partnerships

Existing research links have been developed with several key partners in India, and these strategic relationships will be maintained and further developed over the coming years.

These collaborations include:

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Infosys on cyber security
    This project is a major strategic partnership between Queen's and Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, aimed at combating the global cyber security threat. More information
  • School of Pharmacy and NII Delhi on global health
    This is a research partnership in biomedical sciences associated with cancer research, cell biology and experimental medicine with Formal links include student internships and post-doctoral opportunities in both institutions. More information
  • School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering and Bengal Science University on arsenic-free water
    An EU-India consortium has created new low-cost technology to provide arsenic-free water to millions of people in South Asia currently exposed to high levels of the poison in groundwater.
    More information
  • Queen's Academy in India
    Over the next four years the Academy will train up to 250 Indian students and university faculty to help expand the number of new, well-qualified university staff available in the North Eastern region of the country.
    More information

Overview of Queen's

Academics from Queen's are collaborating with a number of third level institutions in India in both research and educational activities.

These include: the Jawaharla Nehru University, Bengal Engineering and Science University, the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi and Madras), the University of Delhi, the University of Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore). there are also partnerships with a number of institutions which include the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Alagappa University, the Aravind Eye Hospital and the National Metallurgical Laboratory.

See the full list of academic links between Queen's and Indian institutions


How to apply

For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

Further information


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INTO Queen's

INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The courses help prepare students for entry to university in the UK and acclimatise students to living and studying in a university environment.

INTO Queen's academic programmes include:

  • International Foundation programme
  • Graduate Diploma programme
  • International Diploma programme

INTO Queen's English Language courses include:

  • English for Undergraduate Study
  • English for Postgraduate Study
  • Study Abroad with English
  • Pre-Sessional English
  • Summer School English
  • Insessional English